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post #1 of 5 Old 08-28-2019, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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450 clutch metal plates too thin

On this weekend trip i have totally burned my clutch just after 250 miles in total after it was changed.
First time changing it the aftermarket metal plates were thinner, so additional metal plate was added to fill in air space that got inside.
I think that was the reason for this burn.
But the new aftermarket clutch kit (with friction plates, metal plates and springs) came in and the problem is the same - new metal plates are thinner than original metal plates.
If the metal plates are thinner, then the friction plates should be thicker, to compensate it and to fully fit the clutch basket.
Now i'm waiting for another kit, to see if other producer has the same thickness.

Did anyone had this problem with aftermarket parts? And is it possible to fix this without trying to get original Honda parts?
Whitch is better - two netal plates to compensate the gap, or additional friction plate?
Or this should be playead out somehow differently? With springs or something?

Do not want to stop in the middle of nowhere again.
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-28-2019, 11:34 AM
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Did you keep the original metal plates? Were they in good shape (not warped, worn beyond specs, etc.)? If yes, I'd recommend using them instead of the too thin metal plates. Honda still sells the OEM plates: https://www.cheapcycleparts.com/oemp...0a3d968/clutch

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-28-2019, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Just took them from the service and they are all black. So will clean them and check for warpage

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post #4 of 5 Old 09-02-2019, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone know the standard thickness of clutch plate A?
The old ones i have are 2mm. The new sets come only 1.6mm
So that makes a gap up to 2.4mm after changing all 6 plates. I have asked Honda dealer for this information, but they can not confirm this and manual shows only the thickness of clutch disks.

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post #5 of 5 Old 09-02-2019, 08:57 AM
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Hopefully someone with a disassembled clutch can measure theirs and report back.

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